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 810 Grant McConachie Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

810 Grant McConachie Squadron has molded hundreds of youth over the last 48 years into leaders of the future.

Cadets will explore aviation, survival, instruction, leadership, marksmanship and many other skills throughout their time with the cadet program.


A new feature added to the 810 website allows military, cadets, parents, family, and board members to track their volunteer time throughout the year for both cadet and non-cadet activities. We encourage everyone involved with the squadron that donates their time to track it on the site. This will:

  • Allow Cadets to log their volunteer activity and request that information when they are preparing for boards, scholarships, or job interviews;
  • Allow the Guardians of 810 to adjust how we engage our volunteers and better prepare those that do volunteer with an accurate idea of the commitments they are making;
  • Allow the Squadron, related leagues, and Military as a whole to better recognize and reward the people that make an impact on our squadron and community through gifts of their time and effort.

All volunteer time is encouraged to be tracked, even if not cadet-related, and can be tracked back to the start of the training year (September 1). Look for the link in the side navigation or click the title on this section.


Getting Started

Information for prospective Cadets and Parents

Weekly Announcements

Events, training information, and more happening this week.

Contact Us

Details on how and when to contact the squadron.

About 810 and Air Cadets

Learn more about 810 Air Cadet Squadron and the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, the programs we offer, and how you can get your child involved. 

The three aims of the air cadet program are to:

  • Develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership
  • Promote physical fitness
  • Stimulate an interest in the air element of the Canadian Forces

A Note From Supply

Those new cadets who have been measured for their uniforms and are waiting for uniform parts - the uniform parts have been ordered and you will be contacted once they arrive.  It could take several weeks for the uniform order to arrive.

Those new cadets who have not been measured for uniform - you will be measured over the next couple of Wednesday nights then your uniform will be issued and ordered for you.

You do not need to do anything, supply staff will find you when it is time to be measured.
The Cadet Dress Regulations outlines the standards to meet with wearing the uniform. How to lace boots, tie a tie, sew badges, how to wear your hair, etc. See: Cadet Dress Regulations

Uniform Care

Do not cut pant legs, they must be hemmed only.  

Do not glue badges onto the tunics, they must be sewn only.

Washing - your cadet uniform washes very well and looks better the more it is washed.  It is expected that all parts of your uniform are washed regularly and you should be washing your short sleeve shirt every week.        


Attention Parents and Guardians of Cadets:

The key way for the squadron to provide up-to-date information regarding training, events, and other program information is through our email list. If you have an active cadet (or are thinking about enrolling your child), you should be signed up to this list. 

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Weekly Announcements

Check here often for updated information on cadet activities.

Effective Speaking Feb 23, 2020.  All information related to effective speaking can be found at the below link.

https://810air.ca/returning-cadets/effective-speaking-squadron-effective-speaking

Prepared speeches need to be ready for the next practice.  Each practice will cover impromptu speeches and work on prepared speeches.

 

Summer Training Dates have been updated. 

Check out the Summer Training Page for the details.  General Training Update - 1 Week in Length at Albert Head CTC. The dates listed do not include travel dates - plan for 1-2 days on either side for travel.

https://810air.ca/returning-cadets/summer-training-opportunities&ctask=check-out&ccm_token=1582213533:bb23fa5d17e32d47c6f487ae3553f4e1

 

 

Mandatory Day - Citizenship Day: Saturday Feb 22

Where: Kenilworth Jr High School

Senior Cadets: 0900-1600Hrs 

All Other Cadets: 0930-1600Hrs

Dress: appropriate civilian clothing

Other: Bring lunch and snacks

Cadets will be participating in a Skip A Thon for the day.  As part of the activity each flight will be competing to

see who can bring in the most Food Bank Donations. 

The Squadron will be trying to "Stuff the CO's Car" with donation items. 

Toques, mitts, socks are also welcomed items.

 

Each flight will keep 2 skipping ropes going all day.  Other activities will be occurring at the same time.

 

 

Music Clinic:  Feb 23

Where: CFB Edmonton at the LTF Building: Bldg 407 Korea Rd Edmonton AB

When: 0845 - 1700Hrs; Parental Drop Off and Pick UP at the above location.

Dress: C2 Uniform; Refer to the Dress Regs for what to wear in this uniform.

Other: Bring instrument, case, lyrem folio, shoeshine kit, spending money (max $10).  

 

Band Practice: Monday Feb 24

Where: Kenilworth Jr High

When: 7-9pm

Dress: Appropriate Civilian Clothing

Other: Bring instrument and music

 

Regular Training: Wednesday Feb 26

Where: Kenilworth Jr High School

When: 615-915pm

Dress: Full Uniform

What Makes 810 Special?

For over 46 years, 810 Grant McConachie Squadron has molded hundred of Alberta youth into the leaders of the future. Cadet training explores aviation, survival, instruction, leadership, marksmanship, and many other skills. 

Children between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible for the program and mandatory training is on Wednesday evenings at Kenilworth School in Edmonton.